Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Three Years

  On this day, three years ago, I married the love of my life. We were blessed to have so many of our friends and family members with us in Jackson as we started our lives together. Though Patrick doesn't remember much of our wedding (I think he was just too overwhelmed), I remember all the details including the gold chairs that I wanted and my mom surprised me with on the day of the wedding and our Chicago Bears and Cubs ornaments just for Patrick. I loved that my friends sang at my wedding and that my friend played violin at our wedding and another who recited the scripture. I thoroughly enjoyed the music at our wedding and cried a little, but laughed when we could hardly get Patrick's ring on his finger but now it will fly off at a moment's notice. I loved our reception and although we didn't get to eat anything really, I think our food was pretty good. Our band was fantastic and I loved that pretty much everyone was out on the dancefloor at some point. My cousin had my Mama Mil dancing until she had to stop because of "her heart palpitations". Yup, it rocked. And poor Hunter Gibson and the Gators had to play Sweet Home Alabama twice since the bride *ahem* was talking to an Alabama fan in the main room while they played it the first time.

  We took a "mini-moon" to Birmingham after the wedding since I was still in nursing school and we only had three days before I had to go back to school. But we made up for it on our first anniversary as we spent it in St. Lucia. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. You should really go sometime. And I want to go back again now!
  Our second anniversary, we spent down in Tampa visiting Patrick's family but snuck away to Bern's Steakhouse for our anniversary dinner. It was absolutely delicious and such a fun experience while we ate our dessert in our little cubby and toured the behind the scenes wine cellar.
   So on this third anniversary, what are we doing? Well, the hubs is home from work early and we are watching our recorded shows on the couch on this rainy day. Nothing like starting out the new year sick (thanks, P), but at least I have this week off from work and I'm glad Pat is here instead of out of town like we thought he was going to be. I'm hoping that I'll be better by this weekend, so we might partake in a glass of champagne celebrating the new year (since I had to work) and our anniversary! Since we thought Pat was going to be out of town this week, we celebrated early last Monday night at Canoe. I had the African squash soup, but it was too sweet for my taste (try it at Woodfire Grill and you will agree) and P had the mussels for his appetizer. Then I had the beef tenderloin and substituted the pork tenderloin's side of risotto instead of whatever was supposed to go with the beef and I was quite happy I did that as the risotto was amazing. Patrick ordered the rabbit with ravioli which was okay. For dessert, I had the creme brulee and P had the chocolate grotto. I enjoyed mine, but prefer a deeper dish for my creme brulee because the top can get a little overwhelming. Patrick really enjoyed his and I think we would rate it about a 7 out of 10. I did enjoy our little booth though it would have been nice to have two more people because I hate it when couples sit next to each other in a booth when it's just the two of them. It weirds me out for some reason, but overall, it was a nice dinner and I enjoyed being with my P.


  1. Aww happy anniversary!! I am an '08 bride as well (april) :) So Patrick is from Chicago?? I wondered where the name Wrigley came from! :)

  2. Thanks, Kelly! Aw, yours is coming up!!! Kind of--his family is from outside of Chicago and while he never lived in Chicago, he is OBSESSED with the Bears especially and he likes the Cubs. His dad's side of the family lives near Rockford and his mom's side is around Moline. One of my friends actually suggested the name while we were eating dinner at our friend's rehearsal dinner and it stuck before we picked him up!

  3. Congrats and Happy Anniversary! You 2 are so cute! All of the pictures of your guys are just beautiful! I hope you all feel better! Many more years to come!
    Ps: Loved your wedding dress. :-)

  4. Oh cool, I live in the Rockford-ish area :)

  5. So fun! Maybe if we are ever up there when you are, we'll have to meet up!